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The family and friends of Melissa McCoy are uniting to raise money to help her win the battle against Glioblastoma brain cancer.

At 26, Melissa is our beautiful, vibrant, loving, kind and precious daughter, sister, grand-daughter, aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and friend to everyone she meets. She is an extremely talented dancer and has performed internationally. Melissa just graduated from West Texas A&M with a degree in dance. She has been teaching in Abilene while living with Mom and Dad. Melissa has danced since she was able to walk. She is the baby of our family, with two big brothers, Dusty (41) and Mike (37) and her loving and supportive parents, Ron and Marcile. She is a wonderful aunt to her 3 nieces and 1 nephew.
Late last year, Melissa began having horrible headaches. In early Feb, doctors found a large, orange sized tumor on the left frontal lobe. Surgery was performed almost immediately and she fully recovered from the surgery. On Feb, 15th, after receiving pathology results, we learned that our precious Melissa has been diagnosed with Glioblastoma brain cancer stage 4. Melissa just finished 6 weeks of treatment at MD Anderson --chemo, radiation and a clinical trial. She will go back again in 2 weeks for another brain scan. The cost for chemo was $4000, after insurance paid and of course there are the costs of renting and staying in Houston while undergoing treatment.
We are taking each day as it comes and loving one another through this. She's feeling lethargic, lost her hair, but otherwise, her spirit is strong---and her smile is as bright and beautiful as ever!
We need all the prayers, positive energy, love, support, and visits our friends and family can give. Any notes of encouragement, support, care packages, etc. can be sent to her at home for the next few weeks at:

2818 Ivanhoe
Abilene, TX 79605
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